Episode 6 Pointless


Episode 6

Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of.


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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,

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the show where we are always striving to find the most obscure answers.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Kyle, this is my chum Mike, and we're from Jersey.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Louis,

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I'm from Liverpool and this is my friend Marie from Pembrokeshire,

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and we're students at Bristol.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, I'm Rachel.

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I live in Horsham. This is my friend Aidan and he lives in Preston.

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And, finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Alex, I'm here with my wife, Claire. We're from Hertfordshire.

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These are today's contestants.

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Thanks very much, all of you. We'll find out more about you

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throughout the show as it goes along.

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That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.

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Still waiting for that drink I promised him in 1996,

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it's my Pointless, and indeed pintless, friend, Richard.

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Hiya.

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Hi, everybody.

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Good afternoon. Good afternoon to you.

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I'm not really waiting for that drink.

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It would mean I'd have to go for a drink with you. Oh!

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-That's a long evening.

-Yeah.

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Yeah, I know they've cancelled Armstrong and Miller.

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I'm sorry, but Ben's gone on to do other things.

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-He's good, isn't he?

-Yeah, he is.

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Now...two returning pairs from the last show

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and they got knocked out in round one and round two,

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which normally means not the best pairs we've ever had,

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-but what a show last time.

-Oh, man.

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Alex and Claire, who got knocked out in round one,

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they got knocked out with four points.

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Four points and they were the highest scorers of those four pairs.

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It was an amazing round one, wasn't it?

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And, in round two, we lost Mike and Kyle.

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In round one, they got two pointless answers between them.

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They got knocked out early,

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but they are very, very good players.

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Now, a show doesn't go by these days without a beard.

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-That looks like a proper beard.

-That is a proper beard. Aidan's beard is something.

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When you watch Pointless on Challenge,

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you can tell what series we are on

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largely by the length of gentlemen's beards.

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You know, it's a great beard, but, in the olden days,

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for ten minutes, we'd have just stared at it.

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-Now we take these things for granted.

-Yeah.

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Extraordinary how times change.

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Thank you very much indeed. So, yes,

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the important news is Jennifer and Naomi didn't win the jackpot

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last time, that's the big news,

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so we're adding another £1,000 to that jackpot.

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Today's jackpot starts off, look at that, at £7,000.

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Extraordinary.

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There we are. Now, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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Only one thing you need to know and it's this -

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the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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Our first category this afternoon is...

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science.

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first and who's going second?

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And, whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, let's find out what the question is.

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Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...

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The letters P or H, Richard.

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Yes, simply looking for any elements on the periodic table

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as of December 2015 please,

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according to the IUPAC, that contain the letters P or H.

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Worth remembering in this round,

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because people always get furious at home,

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that sulfer is spelt with an F.

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It is officially spelt with an F.

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Mike, welcome. Here from Jersey.

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-Remind us what you do, Mike.

-I'm an administration and systems manager.

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You're looking after all the systems in Jersey, which is marvellous.

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When you're not looking after systems, Mike,

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what do you get up to?

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At the moment, I'm devoting a lot of my time to mini challenges

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in my 30 before 30 list.

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What's left on the list?

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It's a mix of eating challenges, travelling challenges.

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-Yeah.

-Get on a quiz show

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and give Alexander Armstrong a high five challenges.

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Wow. Listen, let's just sort that out right now.

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There we are. OK. There we are.

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That's good. APPLAUSE

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-OK.

-I would have loved it if you said nope.

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Mike, what would you like to go for?

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I have a few.

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I think I'm going to go phosphorus.

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Phosphorus says Mike.

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Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people said phosphorus.

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30.

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30 for phosphorus.

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Two Ps and two Hs in that.

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That is packed full of Ps and Hs.

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Yeah. Fantastic.

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Well done. Good. 30 there.

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Now, Louis. Louis, what do you do, Louis?

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I'm a biochemistry student at Bristol.

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At Bristol. What year are you in?

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Final year, third year.

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How's biochemistry been at Bristol?

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It's difficult, but I quite enjoy it in general.

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Have you worked out what you're going to do when you finish yet?

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Well, I'm thinking of completely abandoning my degree, actually,

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and going into animal conservation.

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Good stuff. Now, Louis, what are you going to go for?

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I should really know this, considering my course,

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but I'm going to go for lithium.

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-Lithium.

-Yeah.

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Lithium says Louis.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said lithium.

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It's right.

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30's our only score at this point

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and you fly past that.

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Down you go to four. Very well done indeed.

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Good answer.

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Well done, Louis.

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Lithium. Louis is a professional biochemist,

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so if anyone can beat that score, that'd be impressive.

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Wouldn't it? Very good.

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Thanks, Richard.

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Now, Rachel, what do you do?

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I'm a retail manager in a department store.

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How many floors are you on, your department store?

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Well, we've only got two floors, but we only sell home products.

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Is it an old-fashioned department store?

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It's one that's been around for about 150 years,

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-but we're quite modern these days.

-OK.

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Excellent. What do you do apart from that?

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In my spare time, I like collecting records

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and I do a bit of DJing on the side with one of my friends.

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We run an '80s night together...

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-Fantastic.

-..which is just the most fun.

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Excellent. Now, Rachel, chemical elements with Ps or Hs.

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Now, I've got one, I don't know if I'm going to pronounce it correctly,

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it's europium.

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Europium, says Rachel. Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Europium.

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(Please be right. Please be right. Please be right.)

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It is right.

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Well, 30's our high score, four is our low,

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you fly past 30, you fly past four.

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Look at that, down to one. Very well done indeed, Rachel.

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Very good.

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Great answer, Rachel. Pointless favourite, Europium.

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So Louis got beaten by an '80s DJ there.

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Thanks, Richard. Now then, Claire.

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Claire, remind us what you do.

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I'm a legal PA, I work for a shipping law firm in London.

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Shipping law. That's the kind of law you want to be in, shipping law.

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-It's very exciting.

-Fun.

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What do you do when you're not doing shipping law?

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We've got a young daughter, so that takes up a lot of our time.

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-A year old, you said, last time?

-Yeah. Yes.

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-Lovely. What's her name?

-Abigail.

-If we say hello, Abigail,

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it'll be meaningless to her, but still, hello, Abigail.

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So, Claire, what are you going to go for?

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I have two in mind.

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One is probably quite obvious,

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so I'm going to take a bit of a risk

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because I don't know if it is one or not

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and go for dysprosium.

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Dysprosium, says Claire, let's see if it's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said dysprosium.

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It's right.

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So, 30 the high score.

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I bet you go past that, you do.

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One is our low score, you pass that.

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Yes, indeed!

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Dysprosium is our first pointless answer of the show.

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It adds £250 to today's jackpot,

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takes the total up to £7,250.

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It scores you nothing.

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Very, very well done indeed, Claire.

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-Fantastic.

-Well-played, Claire.

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So, two answers last time, you scored four, now another zero,

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so for people who've never been in the second round yet,

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it's very, very impressive. Yeah, dysprosium.

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-Louis, once again.

-Yeah, it's not looking good.

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-You're getting beaten.

-There we are.

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We're halfway, so let's take a quick look at those scores.

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Zero, of course, the best score.

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An unbeatable score on the far podium.

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Then up to one, where we find Rachel and Aidan.

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Up to four, where we find Louis and Marie,

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and then up to 30, Mike and Kyle.

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Now, about this, Kyle, how is your chemistry?

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Um...

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-Mixed.

-OK, good luck with your score then, Kyle.

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We'll look forward to that. We'll come back down the line.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. So, Alex, remember,

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we're looking for elements that contain the letters P or H,

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but before we get an answer from you, Alex, remind us what you do.

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I'm an applications manager for a law firm in the city.

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Aside from the law, Alex, what do you get up to?

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I do a lot of cycling, playing guitar

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and also looking after Abigail.

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Trying to get her to win Wimbledon one day

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so we can retire early, about 50.

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I know she's only one, but you've got to think ahead.

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Good stuff. OK, now, Alex, there you are on nothing,

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the high scorers on 30, Kyle and Mike.

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29 or less keeps you in the game.

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Science isn't the strong subject at all,

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but I think I saw one the other day.

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I might be making this up, but I'm going to say Rutherfordium.

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Rutherfordium.

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Or Ruther-fudium.

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Listen, call it what you like,

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Rutherfordium is what I'm going to say.

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There's your red line. If you get below that,

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you're through to the next round.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Rutherfordium.

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You've done it. Very well done, Alex.

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Ah, one!

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Exceptional play on the far podium there.

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One is your total because you score one for Rutherfordium.

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Great answer, Alex. Well-played.

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Named after Mike Rutherford from Genesis.

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Across four answers now, they've scored five points.

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1.25 points a question.

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-That's going it some!

-Not bad, not bad at all.

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Thank you, Richard. Now, Aidan, what do you do?

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-I'm a drum teacher.

-How long have you taught drums?

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-About eight years.

-You're also a practitioner of drums?

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I play, yeah. I play.

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How many bands do you play in?

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-Currently, three.

-What kind of music do you play?

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Sort of mixture between rock, folk, a bit of psychedelic.

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Wow. Aidan, you're on one.

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The high scorers here are Kyle and Mike on 30.

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28 or less gets you through.

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Dreadful subject for me.

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I'm going to have to go for

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something really obvious like plutonium.

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Plutonium says Aidan.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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Here's your red line. If you get below that red line,

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you are through to round two.

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How many people said plutonium?

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It's right.

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You've done it. Very well done indeed. Just 22.

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Takes your total up to 23.

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Good work, Aidan.

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I love that look of relief on Aidan's face there.

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Very well-played, Aidan.

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Good name for a band as well, plutonium, I would say.

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Wonderful. There we are.

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Now, Marie, hello.

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-Welcome to the show.

-Thanks.

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-Also studying at Bristol.

-Yes.

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-What do you study?

-I study history of art.

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-How's that going?

-Really good, I really enjoy it.

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What do you do when you're not studying?

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So, I'm currently training for a half marathon.

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-Ah.

-Running quite a lot.

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Where's the half marathon?

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-In Bath.

-In Bath, excellent.

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-Well, I hope you do well.

-Thank you.

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You're on four, the high scorers in front of you still Kyle and Mike.

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If you can possibly score 25 or less,

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you are through to the next round.

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That's unlikely. This isn't a very good round for me.

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Louis is going to be annoyed at me later,

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but I'm going to have to go for potassium,

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which I'm not even sure is...

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It sounds like it's got a P in it.

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Sounds like it, but I'm not sure.

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OK. Well, let's find out, potassium.

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Let's see if it has a P in it.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said potassium.

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There's your red line.

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Oh!

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Ohhh! Marie. 35.

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It was expected.

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35 takes your total up to 39.

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Kyle and Mike back in with a chance there.

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Makes that final question very interesting, doesn't it?

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Potassium, we've got potassium in every single cell in our body.

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Thank you very much. Kyle, there you are on 30.

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All a little bit tense here.

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You know what you have to do. Kyle,

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remind us what you get up to in Jersey?

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I'm an accountant, a fund accountant,

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in Jersey in the finance sector.

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Very good. And, aside from accounting,

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what do you like to get up to?

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A lot of golf, running, five-a-side

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football, that sort of thing.

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Sounds fun in Jersey, doesn't it?

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-Doesn't it just? Amazing.

-A lot of golf.

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Very good indeed.

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Now, how comfortable are you amongst these chemical elements?

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Well, obviously I know some, but...

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I'm going to go with...

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Proposium.

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Propo... Have you made this one up?

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Yes.

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-Proposium.

-That's it, yeah.

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OK. Let's find out if that exists.

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Here is the column.

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Here is your line.

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Right down at the bottom of it.

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If you get below that with proposium,

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you are into the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said proposium?

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Oh, I'm sorry, Kyle.

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I'm afraid not yet an element.

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I'm afraid that scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 130.

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-Good name for an element though.

-Yeah.

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People make stuff up sometimes, it's disappointing.

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-That I thought was rather good, wasn't it?

-It was good, yeah.

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-Shall we look at the pointless answers?

-I think we should.

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What our 100 people said when we asked them online.

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Copernicium was a pointless answer.

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Holmium. Krypton,

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a pointless answer, very well done if you said that.

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And lanthanum, neptunium, protactinium.

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That's got a nice name, hasn't it? Rhenium, thallium and thorium -

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very well done if you said any of those.

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Let's take a look at the top three,

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the ones that most of our 100 people said.

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There's potassium, 35.

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Helium, 45.

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Should be right at the top. Oh, there we go, hydrogen on 73.

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Fabulous. Thank you very much, Richard.

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At the end of that, the pair we are saying goodbye to,

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it's our double pointless scorers from the first round last time.

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It's been wonderful having you.

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Thank you so much for coming to play, Kyle and Mike.

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But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for round two.

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And so we are now down to three pairs.

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We'll have to say goodbye to another pair at the end of this round,

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but the big story of round one is Alex and Claire.

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Extraordinary, we said goodbye to you

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at the end of the first round last time

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and here you are with just one point between you.

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Fantastic. Really, really good play there.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for round two this afternoon...

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Famous people.

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Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first, who's second?

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And, whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Time magazine's 100 most significant historical figures.

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-Richard.

-On each board,

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we're going to show you six clues

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and the answers to each of those clues

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is someone who appeared on this list.

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Six on the first board, six on the second,

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-12 to have a go at at home. Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much.

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Let's reveal our first board of six clues and here they come.

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We have got...

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I'm going to read those one last time.

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Louis, it's you up first.

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Well, I think I might know a few,

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but I think I'll play it relatively safe

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and say Thomas Edison as the US inventor.

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Thomas Edison as the US inventor

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of the first practical filament light bulb. Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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It is right.

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31.

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-31 for Thomas Edison.

-Well-played, Louis.

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Not a bad start at all.

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Edison claims that he proposed to his second wife by Morse code.

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Very good. Now then,

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Rachel, what would you like to go for?

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-SHE SIGHS

-I've got no idea!

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Um... This is going to be a complete guess.

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I'm going to go for the German composer.

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I don't know, it's not going to be right,

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but I'm going to say Handel.

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OK, Rachel is saying Handel for the German composer of The Ring Cycle.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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I'm afraid not Handel.

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-That scores you 100 points.

-Yeah, sorry, Rachel.

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Are you just naming things you can buy in your shop?

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LAUGHTER

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OK, Claire, you are the last person to have this board.

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Do you want to just go through it with us?

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No. I haven't got a clue either.

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I'm going to have to take a guess as well

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for the Conservative politician,

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so Winston Churchill?

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Winston Churchill, says Claire, succeeding Neville Chamberlain.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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It's right.

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53 for Winston Churchill.

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There we are.

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-Good enough.

-Good answer, Claire, well-played.

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Let's fill in the rest of the board, shall we?

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The Pope succeeded by Joseph Ratzinger.

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-John Paul II.

-John Paul II.

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He would have scored ten points.

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-Now, the British monarch...

-Queen Victoria.

-Queen Victoria.

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Of course it is. And she would have scored 55.

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The German composer, not Handel, it was Richard Wagner.

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Would have scored 42.

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And the Spanish monarch was Philip II...

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and that would have scored 25.

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So, the best answer on the board - Pope John Paul II.

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Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at the scores.

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31, Louis, the best score of the pass.

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Very well done. Louis and Marie

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looking pretty strong as contenders for the head-to-head at this stage.

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Up to 53, where we find Claire and Alex.

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Ditto. Rachel and Aidan, I'm afraid, yes, ahead there on 100 points.

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It's not the end of the world though, Aidan.

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I think you could salvage something

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if you had a really good low score in this next pass.

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It might be enough to keep you in the game.

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Best of luck with that. We're coming back now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put six more clues up on the board and here they come.

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We've got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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-There we go. Alex.

-Yeah, history isn't good.

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I knew three on the other board, though.

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Yeah, I know one for sure.

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The Simpsons one I should know because I've watched every episode,

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but I'll stay safe and I'll say the Roman emperor is Julius Caesar.

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Julius Caesar, says Alex.

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Julius Caesar. Here is your red line.

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You have to get below that with Julius Caesar

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to remain with us at the end of the round.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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-49.

-That's...

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49, I think that's probably good enough.

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102 is your total.

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Yeah, Caesar was assassinated by his own senators.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, Aidan...

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-Hiya.

-Aidan, what we really need from you

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at this point is a score of one.

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Erm...

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I'm going to go with the top one, the French general.

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I'm going to say Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Napoleon Bonaparte, says Aidan. Let's see if that's right.

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Here is your red line. I mean, there it is.

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Look at that.

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Yeah! If you can get below it,

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you're definitely into the next round.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Oh, look at that. 55.

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Takes your total up to 155.

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A valiant effort, Aidan.

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He wrote a romantic novel, Napoleon Bonaparte,

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Clisson et Eugenie.

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Wow! Thanks very much, Richard.

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-Now, Marie.

-Hi.

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This board's all yours.

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Here's good news, you're through to the next round...

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-Wow!

-..whatever you score.

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But, bearing that in mind, help yourself.

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So I knew those two.

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But I'm going to have to go for Joseph Stalin

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for the leader of the Soviet Union.

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OK, Joseph Stalin for the leader of the Soviet Union during the

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Second World War. Let's see if that's right.

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No red line for you, you're already through.

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But how many people said Joseph Stalin?

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It's right.

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48.

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There you are. 48.

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79 is your total.

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Well-played, Marie. Yeah, I mean, killed scores

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and millions of people, Stalin,

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but there's a picture of him on the internet, you'll find it,

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where he looks exactly like a hipster.

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And he's really, really, really,

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really ridiculously good-looking as well.

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That's a picture of him when he's young.

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It's really worth looking at!

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I don't know why I raised that. Now, the psychologist,

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-it's Sigmund Freud.

-Interesting.

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Sigmund Freud would have scored 35.

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-The composer of the Brandenburg Concertos?

-JS Bach.

-Is Bach, yep.

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13 points for that.

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And the writer of The Raven?

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-Edgar Allan Poe.

-Edgar Allan Poe.

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A wonderful episode as well, that is.

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29 points for that. So Bach

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is the best answer on the board.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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So, at the end of our second round, the pair who are heading home

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with a high score of 155, Aidan and Rachel, I'm afraid it is you.

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But we'll see you again next time -

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look forward to that.

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Meantime, thanks very much. Aidan and Rachel.

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But for Alex and Claire, Louis and Marie,

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it's now time for our head-to-head.

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Many congratulations, Alex and Claire, Louis and Marie.

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You are now one step closer to the final

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and a chance to play for our jackpot,

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which currently stands at £7,250.

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Well, you know what happens here - you go head-to-head -

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but the difference is you can now confer before you answer,

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which is wonderful. The first pair to win two questions will play

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for that jackpot. Louis, every time I see you,

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you cheer me up and I've just worked out what is.

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When we were little, we used to have a towel like that...

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LAUGHTER ..like that jumper.

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Thank you!

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Anyway, listen, best of luck to both pairs.

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Let's play the head-to-head.

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OK, here is your first question and it concerns...

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Screen Robots. Richard?

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We're going to show you five pictures now of robots

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that have appeared on TV and in films.

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You simply have to name that robot, please.

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OK, name that robot.

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Here they come.

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There we go, five screen robots.

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Alex and Claire, you've been our low scorers so you will go first.

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Definitely, he's normally taller.

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So do you want to go for R2-D2 or RoboCop?

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-The only ones I know...

-It's Johnny Five.

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If you're sure.

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Um... We know a couple, but we're going to go for B

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and we think that's Johnny Five.

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B, Johnny Five.

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B, Johnny Five. Now, Louis and Marie.

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I think we might know three of them.

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-E, I think, RoboCop.

-Yeah.

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C, R2-D2.

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And I think B is WALL-E.

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-And we're going to go for B.

-You're also going for B,

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and you're going to say WALL-E.

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OK, so we have Johnny Five from Claire and Alex

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and WALL-E from Louis and Marie.

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Only one of you can be right, obviously.

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Let's find out. Or maybe neither of you!

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Who knows? It might be a completely different robot altogether.

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Alex and Claire are going for Johnny Five.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said it.

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I knew it wasn't.

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I'm afraid not Johnny Five,

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which would suggest that Louis and Marie might be right,

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but let's find out for sure.

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WALL-E, is that right, how many people said it?

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It is right.

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33 people said it.

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But chiefly it was right, which means, after one question,

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Louis and Marie, you're up 1-0. Well done.

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I like it when people go for the same answer as somebody else,

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especially when it's people who look as lovely and polite

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as Louis and Marie. It just shows a steeliness at your core.

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Yeah, Johnny Five from Short Circuit, of course,

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but that's WALL-E. We'll clear up D and E first.

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E, you're absolutely right, was RoboCop.

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Pretty big scorer, though.

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Would have scored 52.

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And D...

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Is that Marvin, the Paranoid Android?

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-From the film.

-From the remake.

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Yeah, that's Marvin the Paranoid Android

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and would have scored you four points.

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Now, we've got K9 and we've got R2-D2.

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R2-D2, I would probably say, you'd think,

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maybe the most famous robot or droid in the history of television.

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Or is K9? What do you think?

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I'd have thought R2-D2 is fairly universally recognised.

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Well, I'll tell you, K9 scored 64.

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-OK.

-R2-D2...

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Yes.

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..scores 62.

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-No!

-62.

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-R2-D2?

-Beaten by K9.

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-Can you believe it?

-No!

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I don't believe that for a second.

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That's extraordinary.

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-Thank you very much indeed.

-Pleasure.

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Screen Robots.

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Here comes your second question.

0:27:070:27:08

Now, Alex and Claire, you have to win this one to stay in the game,

0:27:080:27:11

but Louis and Marie will get to answer it first.

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Our second question concerns...

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-Boxing, Richard.

-Simply going to show you five clues now

0:27:170:27:20

relating to the sport of boxing.

0:27:200:27:21

You need to give us the most obscure answer that you can.

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OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they come.

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We've got...

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I'm going to read those one last time.

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There we are. Louis and Marie go first.

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-Do you know any?

-SHE WHISPERS

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-And then...

-I know the third one, that's Mike Tyson.

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-Well, what do you think is going to be lower?

-Mike Tyson, I'd say.

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I think the boxer who bit off a part of a Evander's ear was Mike Tyson.

0:28:320:28:37

Mike Tyson, say Louis and Marie.

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Mike Tyson. Now, Alex and Claire.

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I'm going to leave it to Alex.

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Do you want to talk us through the board, Alex?

0:28:420:28:44

The top one's undercard.

0:28:440:28:46

The boxing film is Rocky.

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That's Joe Calzaghe, the bottom one. I think the weight is bantamweight.

0:28:490:28:52

But we're going to go for Joe Calzaghe,

0:28:520:28:54

who won the Sports Personality Of The Year.

0:28:540:28:56

OK, so we have Mike Tyson, we have Joe Calzaghe.

0:28:560:29:00

Louis and Marie went for Mike Tyson.

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Let's see if it's right. Let's see how many people said it.

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It is right.

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56 for Mike Tyson.

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Now, Alex and Claire, you're hoping to come back into the game here with

0:29:140:29:18

Joe Calzaghe. Let's see if that's right and, if it is,

0:29:180:29:20

let's see how many people said it.

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OK, £7,250 at stake.

0:29:250:29:29

You are back in the game.

0:29:290:29:30

Very well done indeed.

0:29:300:29:31

Down it goes to 11.

0:29:310:29:33

Very well done.

0:29:340:29:35

Everything you needed to do right there, Alex and Claire.

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After two questions, it is 1-1.

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Nice work there, Alex. You're right about undercard

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and it actually would have been a better answer.

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Undercard scores eight points.

0:29:460:29:48

The boxer is not bantamweight, it's tough because there's lots of them.

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It's featherweight, this is.

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Featherweight would have scored you 20 points.

0:29:560:29:58

And the boxing film, of course, is Rocky.

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That would have scored you 83.

0:30:010:30:03

The recent, kind of when they revamped it, they called it Creed.

0:30:030:30:05

It's a terrific film.

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-He's good.

-He's really good. He's great in that.

0:30:070:30:09

But that's a really good film.

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I must see that. Now, here comes the third and final question.

0:30:110:30:14

I say final, maybe we'll go on, and on, and on.

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We shall see. Here comes the third question, usually the decider.

0:30:160:30:19

Best of luck to both pairs.

0:30:190:30:21

Remember that wonderful jackpot at stake.

0:30:210:30:24

Our third question concerns...

0:30:240:30:26

LAUGHTER

0:30:300:30:32

-Richard.

-Need I say any more?

-Mm-mm-mm!

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We're going to show you five ingredients from that recipe now,

0:30:370:30:39

but we're just going to show you the first letters of each word.

0:30:390:30:42

Can you tell us what those ingredients are, please?

0:30:420:30:44

The team with the most obscure answer is going forward

0:30:440:30:47

to play for that £7,250 jackpot,

0:30:470:30:49

so very best of luck.

0:30:490:30:51

Very good. OK, so here are our clues to ingredients.

0:30:510:30:54

And we have...

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I'm going to read those again.

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There we are. Alex and Claire will go first.

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I'd... I'd guess turmeric.

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-Yeah.

-I can't think what L and J is.

-No, I can't.

0:31:330:31:36

-Let's go for the top one.

-OK.

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We think we know a few, but we're going to go for the top one and say

0:31:390:31:42

-turmeric.

-Turmeric?

0:31:420:31:45

OK, turmeric, say Alex and Claire.

0:31:450:31:47

-Now, Louis and Marie.

-We were also going to say turmeric.

0:31:470:31:50

Do you want to talk us through the board? See what else you know.

0:31:500:31:53

We think three tablespoons is lemon juice.

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Then, the bottom one, onion.

0:31:560:31:59

Can't quite get the other two.

0:31:590:32:02

So shall we go for lemon juice?

0:32:020:32:04

-Lemon juice, we'll go for.

-OK, we're going to go for lemon juice.

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So we have turmeric and lemon juice.

0:32:060:32:10

Now, Alex and Claire said turmeric.

0:32:100:32:13

Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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It's right.

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47 for turmeric.

0:32:240:32:26

Louis and Marie have gone for lemon juice.

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Three tablespoons L, J.

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Let's see if that is lemon juice, let's see many people said it.

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It's right.

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Oh, look at that. Lemon juice pips it.

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There we go, 25.

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Very well done indeed.

0:32:460:32:48

Which means, Louis and Marie, after three questions,

0:32:480:32:50

you are through to the final 2-1.

0:32:500:32:52

I'm surprised by that. I'm surprised by the score for turmeric -

0:32:520:32:54

it's big. People obviously know that recipe very well.

0:32:540:32:57

The biggest scorer on the board is two medium tomatoes,

0:32:570:33:01

peeled and very finely chopped,

0:33:010:33:02

that would have scored you 80 points.

0:33:020:33:05

-The next biggest scorer, 140g...

-Onion.

-..onion.

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Onion's 57 points. The best answer on the board, just one point,

0:33:090:33:12

four tablespoons of chopped...

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-Curry leaves?

-So close.

0:33:130:33:15

-Coriander leaves.

-Coriander leaves!

-Yeah, coriander leaves.

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One point. Very well done if you said that.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head around, I'm afraid,

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Alex and Claire. Oh!

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What a merry dance you've led us this episode.

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It's been fantastic.

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Right from the first round, amazing.

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You've added to the jackpot, you've been absolutely superb.

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It's been wonderful having you. Alex and Claire, great contestants.

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Thank you.

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Good luck in the final.

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Best of luck. Well done.

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But, for Louis and Marie, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Louis and Marie,

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you've seen off all the competition

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

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At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at...

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Let's just look back over the journey, shall we,

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that we've taken to arrive at this point?

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We started with chemical elements containing Ps and Hs,

0:34:180:34:21

we then had historical figures, then we had screen robots,

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-then we had boxing, and then we finished with a curry, which is nice.

-Yeah.

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But here we are in the last round,

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where you get to choose from the four options we put up on the board.

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They can be quite hard.

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They require very specialist knowledge usually.

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What sort of things would you like to see up there?

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-History of art.

-OK.

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-Art.

-I think geography, African geography would be a good one.

0:34:410:34:44

OK, very good.

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Let us not forget, £7,250 at stake.

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This could be very, very exciting.

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Best of luck. Today's choices look like this.

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We've got...

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art...

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That's probably enough, isn't it?

0:34:590:35:02

HE READS WHILE YAWNING

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Yes, well, what would you like to go for?

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-So much pressure.

-It's all on you, it's all on you.

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It's going to have to be art.

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I think it is, isn't it?

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I would really be an embarrassment to my degree if I didn't pick this.

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OK. Art.

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In some ways, it's the dream. In some ways, it's the nightmare.

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I'm going to continue that because

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there's stuff here that you should get

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and there's seven and a bit thousand pound up for grabs as well,

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so I wish you the very, very best of luck.

0:35:300:35:31

-The pressure is on.

-Three very different questions.

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We're looking for the name of anyone who has won

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the Turner Prize since 1984.

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So from 1984 all the way up to the 2015 prize.

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We're looking for any -isms in Tate Gallery's glossary of art terms,

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so anything that ends -ism

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in the Tate Gallery website's glossary of art terms.

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We're looking for any artist of the 41 post-war public sculptures

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which were granted grade two or grade two star listed status in 2016.

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Any of the artists behind one of those.

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So any Turner Prize winner,

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any -ism in the Tate Gallery's glossary

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or any artist of a listed post-war piece of public art.

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Very, very best of luck.

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As always, you've got up to one minute

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to come up with three answers.

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All you need to win that jackpot

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is for just one of those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?

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-Yes.

-Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

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There they are. Your time start now.

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I can only go -isms.

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Colonialism...

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-That's an art term.

-Impressionism.

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That won't score pointless. There's post-impressionism,

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but that's also probably not going to be pointless.

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A Turner Prize winner - Antony Gormley.

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OK, you can go for that.

0:36:360:36:38

-I think.

-More -isms?

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-Cubism?

-No, that would be too high.

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-Fauvism.

-Listed post-war public art...

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Surrealism, that'll be high.

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I don't think Fauvism is even one.

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Think of some Turner Prize winners.

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-I don't know any.

-Modern art.

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I only do ancient art.

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I think colonialism will be quite a good one.

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What about Andy Warhol?

0:37:040:37:06

Turner Prize... Turner's British.

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-Ten seconds left.

-OK, so...

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You've got your Turner prize, colonialism...

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-Is it Andy Gormley or Antony Gormley?

-I don't know.

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-I don't even think he won.

-Colonialism and...

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So do you have two -isms?

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-Post-impression.

-OK, that is your time up now,

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I now need your three answers.

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What are you going to go for?

0:37:280:37:30

Antony Gormley.

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Antony Gormley, in which category?

0:37:310:37:34

-Turner Prize winners.

-Turner Prize winner.

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And then two in the -isms,

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post-impressionism.

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Post-impressionism.

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And colonialism.

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And colonialism.

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Of those three answers,

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which is your best shot at a pointless answer?

0:37:450:37:47

-I would say colonialism.

-Colonialism goes last.

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Least likely to be pointless?

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-Antony Gormley.

-Antony Gormley.

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Post-impressionism goes into the middle.

0:37:530:37:55

OK, we'll pop them up in the board in that order then.

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And here they are. We have got...

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Very, very best of luck. Your first answer was Antony Gormley.

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In this case, we were looking for Turner Prize winners.

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Let's just say one of these is a pointless answer

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and you were to walk off with £7,250,

0:38:130:38:16

what would you do with it, Louis?

0:38:160:38:18

One of my close friends is currently on a year out in Colombia,

0:38:190:38:22

so I would probably like to fly out and see her there,

0:38:220:38:25

maybe do a bit of volunteering work while I'm there.

0:38:250:38:28

Very nice indeed. Marie, how about you?

0:38:280:38:30

I am currently planning a backpacking trip around the world,

0:38:300:38:33

-so...

-This would be handy.

-..this would really be handy.

0:38:330:38:36

Very handy, quite timely.

0:38:360:38:38

Well, very, very best of luck.

0:38:380:38:40

As I say, Antony Gormley is the first answer,

0:38:400:38:42

we're looking for Turner Prize winners.

0:38:420:38:44

Let's see if it's right, then let's find out if it's pointless.

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If it is, it'll win you £7,250.

0:38:470:38:50

It is right.

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Down it goes. If Antony Gormley goes all the way down to zero,

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you leave here immediately with £7,250.

0:38:570:39:00

Down it goes through the teens, into single figures.

0:39:000:39:03

Still going down, down it goes, still going down!

0:39:030:39:05

One!

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-Wow.

-Wow.

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Wow. One point for your least confident shot

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at a pointless answer.

0:39:190:39:20

Two more shots in store.

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Your next answer was post-impressionism,

0:39:220:39:24

post-impressionism.

0:39:240:39:25

In this case, we were looking for -isms

0:39:250:39:27

in the Tate Gallery's glossary of art terms.

0:39:270:39:30

You've gone for post-impressionism.

0:39:300:39:32

If it's right and if it's pointless, it will win you £7,250.

0:39:320:39:36

How many people said post-impressionism?

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It is right. Antony Gormley,

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your first correct answer, took us all the way down to one.

0:39:430:39:47

Post-impressionism now taking us down through the teens

0:39:470:39:49

and into single figures,

0:39:490:39:50

still going down, still going down, down it goes.

0:39:500:39:53

One again.

0:39:530:39:54

£7,250 at stake.

0:40:020:40:06

We have come within millimetres of it with our first two answers here.

0:40:060:40:10

Your third and final answer,

0:40:100:40:12

everything is now riding on it, colonialism.

0:40:120:40:14

Again, in this case,

0:40:140:40:15

we were looking for terms, -isms,

0:40:150:40:17

in the Tate Gallery's glossary of art terms. Colonialism.

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It has to be right and it has to be pointless for £7,250.

0:40:230:40:26

How many people said colonialism?

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Oh!

0:40:360:40:38

-Oh, Louis and Marie.

-It is an art term, but...

0:40:410:40:45

Have a word with the Tate, for heaven's sake.

0:40:450:40:47

I can't believe it. You have come so close

0:40:470:40:50

and I bet you'll have known a million other terms

0:40:500:40:52

in that glossary as well.

0:40:520:40:53

You can probably think of a few of your own right now.

0:40:530:40:56

Unfortunately, you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,

0:40:560:40:59

so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £7,250.

0:40:590:41:02

You came so close to it. That will roll over onto the next show.

0:41:020:41:05

But we have really enjoyed having you on.

0:41:050:41:07

You've been brilliant the whole way through, and it's some consolation,

0:41:070:41:10

but you do get to take home a Pointless trophy.

0:41:100:41:12

So there you are. Very well done. It hasn't all been in vain.

0:41:120:41:15

No jackpot, but you didn't let yourself down or your subject down.

0:41:200:41:23

You showed that you knew your stuff, so that's some consolation.

0:41:230:41:27

Post-colonial art they have on the Tate website, but not colonialism,

0:41:270:41:31

I'm afraid. There'll be plenty of terms there that you do know.

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We'll start, though, with Turner Prize winners.

0:41:330:41:36

In fact, everyone apart from Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry,

0:41:410:41:44

Gilbert and George, Wolfgang Tillmans,

0:41:440:41:46

Steve McQueen and Antony Gormley,

0:41:460:41:47

every other Turner Prize winner was a pointless answer,

0:41:470:41:50

so well done if you said any of those.

0:41:500:41:52

Now, let's take a look at some of those -isms.

0:41:520:41:54

Brutalism, it's more commonly used for architecture.

0:41:570:41:59

I mean, unbelievably, abstract expressionism is a pointless answer.

0:42:020:42:06

-Oh, no.

-Luminism is a pointless answer,

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there's Orientalism as a pointless answer,

0:42:090:42:11

there's Stuckism as a pointless answer.

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So all sorts of pointless answers out there, I'm afraid.

0:42:130:42:15

Very well done if you got any of those at home.

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Let's take a look at some of those post-war public artists.

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In fact, everyone there apart from Henry Moore,

0:42:250:42:28

Antony Gormley, again, who scored five in that category,

0:42:280:42:31

Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink,

0:42:310:42:33

every other name on that list was a pointless answer.

0:42:330:42:36

Listen, if you'd had two minutes,

0:42:360:42:37

I know you'd have come up with so many -isms and it's super tough,

0:42:370:42:41

but well done throughout and I'm sorry you're not going away with the money.

0:42:410:42:44

It's been great fun.

0:42:440:42:45

Thanks. Well, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you,

0:42:450:42:47

Louis and Marie, but it's been wonderful having you.

0:42:470:42:49

Thank you so much for playing.

0:42:490:42:51

Louis and Marie, very sadly, didn't win our jackpot today.

0:42:510:42:55

That means it rolls over onto the next show,

0:42:550:42:57

when we will be playing for...

0:42:570:42:59

Join us next time, see if someone can win it.

0:43:050:43:07

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard...

-Goodbye.

0:43:070:43:09

..and it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.


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